ELIAS WILCOX HORTON GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Buried in Lincoln Cemetery, Lebo, Coffey Co., KS.
Died: Nov. 15, 1910
Tuesday morning of this week John Horton went to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Horton, on a matter of business. Finding only his mother there he asked the where-abouts of his father and was told that he had gone to the garden to dig some parsnips. It was on John’s way to his work to pass thru the garden, which is shut off from a view from the house by the barn. When he came in view of where he expected to find his father, he was shocked to see him lying on the ground, the hoe which he had been digging, by his side. He was carried to the house and the doctor summoned, but E. W. Horton had answered the last roll call and had been mustered out of this world’s service with an honorable discharge.
Mr. Horton was a quiet unassuming man and one who attended strictly to his own affairs; he lived quietly and peacefully man to man and passed out of this world of sorrow in the same manner.
Elias Wilcox Horton was born in Susquehanna Co., Penn. April 15, 1836 and parted from this life Nov. 15, 1910 at the age of 74 years and 7 months. He was united in marriage to Mary E. Stowell in 1863. To this union were born 8 children, two which died in childhood. He is survived by a wife two daughters and four sons. Mrs. Annie M. Messers, Chancy J., Martin M. Fredrick E., Mrs. Sybil T. Lafferty and John R. and three step-sons, four brothers, 32 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He enlisted in the Civil War in 1864 in Company K 17 Regiment, Iowa. He united with the M. P. Church at the age of 17 and has lived a faithful Christian since.
The funeral will be held this, Friday, afternoon at 2 o’clock at Christian Church and will be preached by Rev. R. P. Stephenson.